Nicci Canada, Darryll Donnell Murrill, and the Band

March 2013 I had the thrill of Nicci Canada gracing the stage with me and the fellows of A Step Above (now Jazzpel).  The occasion was a Jazz Rendezvous in Jacksonville, N.C. Nicci Canada  is an extremely versatile and talented singer.  She specializes in jazzy yet soulful arrangements.  She’s an established artist with an ever growing Read More …

Meeting Marcus Anderson on Stage

Late last month I had the opportunity to play with Marcus Anderson, saxophonist, on stage!  My friend, Rick Allen of   Jazz Rendezvous, deserves much applause for the opportunity created for me to play on-stage with this rapidly rising saxophone star! I had seen Marcus before at the Carolina Theater in Durham where he opened for Kirk Read More …